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FrogID dataset 4.0

The FrogID dataset version 4.0 has been released for download and can be accessed from the FrogID website, Atlas of Living Australia and state wildlife atlases across Australia. This dataset spans the first four years of the project, from 10 November 2017 to 9 November 2021, and includes over 484,227 records of 207 species, approximately 85% of the known 247 frog species in Australia. We follow ethical data publication guidelines and consider certain records as sensitive, thereby reducing geolocation accuracy in our publicly available dataset, taking into account the conservation status of the species, whether the species is highly range-restricted, and whether the record falls within the known geographic range of these species. Updates to the dataset are anticipated on an annual basis. For a more detailed overview of methodology and design aspects see Rowley et al. (2019), and for metadata associated with this dataset, see Rowley & Callaghan (2020).

Read more about FrogID dataset 4.0 here

Informing Frog Conservation

With the data obtained through FrogID, we are able to understand where frogs are thriving and where they aren’t. Scientists can match FrogID call submissions to weather and habitat, learning more about how different frog species are responding to a changing environment, but we need your help! With FrogID, citizen scientists just like you can help us put frogs on the map!

Help fill data gaps across Australia

By dividing Australia into grid cells of approximately 0.5 decimal degrees (~55km), we have a total of 3,244 grid cells across the country. Check out the latest FrogID grid count map and help fill data gaps by recording in uncoloured areas. Together, let's aim to achieve 50% coverage of Australia!

Request for collaborations or non-public data

If you would like to collaborate or would like to request additional data not currently publicly available, please contact and request an ‘Application to Conduct Research or Provide Data’ form

Requests will be reviewed by one or all members of the Scientific Reference Committee on a case by case basis, they will be assessed based on the strength of the proposed research activity and overlap with existing research projects. A licence agreement form will be provided to the researcher for signing once the application has been assessed as successful. Please note: due to high levels of demand, and our small team size, it is not possible to fulfill all requests. A fee may apply for requests for specialised data and specialist expertise.

Recommended citation

FrogID Primary Reference:

Rowley, J.J.L., Callaghan, C.T., Cutajar, T., Portway, C., Potter K., Mahony, S, Trembath, D.F., Flemons, P. & Woods, A. (2019). FrogID: Citizen scientists provide validated biodiversity data on frogs of Australia. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 14(1): 155-170.

To cite data retrieved from the FrogID website:

FrogID (2020). FrogID. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available: (Accessed: Date [e.g., 1 January, 2020]).
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